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The Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship Programme, managed by the British Council in Pakistan, enables mid-career professionals across a broad range of disciplines (see below) to undertake short visits to the United Kingdom to broaden their professional knowledge, skills, and contacts.

Level of Study: Mid-career Professional  

Field of Study: Its two principle purposes are: 

  • High-level study and research 

  • Professional networking and interaction with peers. 

  • The fellowship may take the form of an attachment to a university department, professional institution, or arts organization.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants who have studied in the UK/US/Canada/Australia/Europe/China in the last 5 years are not eligible to apply, nor are previous beneficiaries of Charles Wallace awards.

A Candidate for these fellowships should: 

  • Be a Pakistani national, residing in Pakistan, aged between 30 and 55 

  • Show a written invitation (for the period of time applied for) from a UK institution or arts body 

  • Normally hold a doctoral degree if proposing to undertake research in a UK university. 


  • Successful candidates will receive a grant of £1,500 per month and a contribution of the equivalent of £1,000 towards visa and travel costs. 

  • The award holders are responsible for making all their own arrangements in the UK, including accommodation, in consultation with their host organisations. 

Eligible disciplines 

  • The following disciplines are eligible for support under this programme: 

  • The social sciences and humanities 

  • The arts (all art forms) and creative industries 

  • The environmental and medical sciences. 


How to apply: 

Documents to be submitted and next steps 

After retaining a copy of your completed application form, email it to?cwpt@britishcouncil.org.pk, together with your Letter of Invitation and your CV, including a photograph of yourself. 

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview, either in person or online, in July 2024, and successful candidates will be able to take up their awards from September 2024 onwards. Please note that neither the British Council nor the Charles Wallace Trust will be able to help applicants to secure invitations from UK institutions. All applicants are expected to make contact with prospective UK host organizations on their own behalf.
Deadline: 14 June 2024